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Arsenal sell Gervinho to Roma for £8m

ESPN staff
August 8, 2013 « Live County Championship coverage | Chartbeat test »

As flagged for several days, Gervinho has joined Italian Serie A side Roma from Arsenal in a deal worth £8 million.

Gervinho, 26, struggled for a first-team place at Arsenal after being signed by Arsene Wenger for £10.5 million in 2011.

His profligacy in front of goal left fans frustrated; in his first full season he scored four times and added seven in 2012-13.

An Arsenal statement read: "Everyone would like to thank Gervinho for his contribution to the club and wish him well for his future career."

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